Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This is a specialised programme of study of advanced computing technologies, data science and data analytics focusing on areas of expertise and research specialisation within the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems. Modules cover state'of'the'art techniques in areas including the management and analysis of 'big data', software development of information systems in cloud, mobile and web'based architectures, and computational methods for intelligent information management and analysis.

You will gain specialist knowledge of the above areas, which you can then employ in analysis of problems arising in the use of advanced computing technologies, evaluation and application of technologies, and research into, and development of, new technologies.

Course Modules


Advances in Data Management;

Big Data Analytics using R;

Cloud Computing;

Component Based Software Development;

Computational Intelligence;

Data Warehousing and Data Mining;

Fundamentals of Concurrent Systems;

Information and Network Security;

Information Retrieval and Organisation;

Intelligent Technologies;

Internet and Web Technologies;

Mobile Computing and the Internet of Things;

Programming Paradigms and Languages;

Search Engines and Web Navigation;

Semantic Web;

Software Design and Programming

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £8,700 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £14,850 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £4,375 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £7,425 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • A good 1st degree or MSc in computer science, with the syllabus containing a substantial amount of programming, preferably in an object-oriented language. Joint Honours computing graduates may also be eligible, provided they have covered a substantial amount of programming, or have equivalent professional experience in the information technology industry. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English: IELTS Academic Test score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.